German police have confirmed that at least eight people were shot dead and five more critically injured in two shooting attacks in the town of Hanau. Hanauer Anzeiger newspaper later said there was only one suspect.
Bild newspaper also reported earlier that the attacks left at least eight people dead and five more critically injured.
Videos from the scene have been shared on Twitter.
The attackers are on the run and the police are currently searching for them.
In #Hanau sind nach Polizeiangaben am Mittwochabend mehrere Menschen bei zwei Schießereien getötet worden. Nach hr-Informationen wurde zunächst eine Shisha-Bar in der Hanauer Innenstadt angegriffen und mehrere Menschen getötet. pic.twitter.com/gPodTyalFs— EHA News - Deutsch (@eha_deutsch) February 19, 2020